Springtime Florals Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

16 April, 2018 - ,

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Welcome, friends! It’s Nancy with you on the Maja Design Blog. I’m thrilled you’re visiting with us on this beautiful day. Spring is well and truly arrived offering up it’s gifts of bright and beautiful flowers. I look out of my craft room window and marvel at the blooms in my garden, which are my inspiration for today’s card. I’m drawn once again to Maja Design’s Coffee in the Arbour paper collection. The colors are so fresh and cheery, just like a spring day!

Design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. Handmade florals crafted from design papers are the focal point of the card. Frothy lace and loopy twine bows add a feminine touch.

Below is a close up of the stamped sentiment. I enjoying creating cards to keep on hand to suit multiple occasions, and this one will be perfect for those times I need a last minute card.

The curlicues are made by twisting strips of design paper around the tiny end of a paint brush. A script stamp adds a bit of interest to the corners.

Below is a peek of the interior of the card. Coordinating design papers and script stamping give a cohesive appearance with the front of the card.

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Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Script Stamp, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Lace, Twine, Flower Stamens, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives.  

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. Don’t forget to check out the new Mood Board Challenge. We have a new challenge each month and all are welcome to participate. The winner will receive an entire collection (of their choice) of Maja Design papers! May your week be filled with crafty happiness and all of the joys of springtime!

Hugs, 

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Springtime Bliss

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

19 March, 2018 - ,

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I wish a happy hello to all of our friends of the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re well and enjoying fine weather, though March can be an unpredictable month in many parts of the world. It’s Nancy with you, sharing a new card inspired by springtime flowers and pastels. I’m using the beautiful Coffee in the Arbour paper collection, as the pretty yellows, greens, and roses seem to sing to me. 

Featured in today’s card are handcrafted blooms, leaves, and layers of pastel design paper. You’ll also find some painted and distressed corrugated board, natural twine, and venice lace, for hints of the rustic as well as a feminine touch. A bit of grunge and elegant script stamping add to the overall effect.

The cheery hand stamped sentiment is perfect for almost every occasion. Below are some close ups of the handmade florals.

You can see the layers of distressing and stitching along the edges of the card, as well as a bit of the interior with it’s coordinating script stamping.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Stamens, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Distress Ink Reinkers, Corrugated Board, Twine, Venice Lace, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread.

I send a huge thanks to each of you who have stopped in to visit us today. It is an honor and a pleasure to have you here. May your day be filled with peace, joy, and love, along with delightful crafty adventures!

Hugs, 

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Delicate Butterfly Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

30 September, 2017 - ,

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  Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here today using a combination of papers from Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour and the Vintage Spring Basics collections.  Over the years, I’ve found that so many of the collections can be used together and mix so very well.  It’s part of the fun of using Maja Design.

The beautiful papers used from the Coffee in the Arbour collection are :
 Lemon Meringue Pie, Flourishing Garden,  Homemade Lemoncurd – all shown below.
 The Coffee in the Arbour  collection is bright and cheery.  It’s  like sitting on the porch on a warm sunny with a tall glass of lemonade.   Since it’s Autumn in NY and the weather is turning chilly, these warm sunny days are going to be just a memory, so I’ll be looking at the paper and smiling, remembering and enjoying.
 As I mentioned, I also used papers from the Vintage Spring Collection.  It’s blooming with flowers and butterflies.
These are the papers I chose:
 6th of May paper
7th of May

 The sweet butterflies are cut from the 6th of May paper in the collection.  They make for the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping here today.
You can see all the Maja Design collections here.
Shop for your favorite paper collection here.

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Products used:

Maja Design – Vintage Spring Basics Papers collection – Following papers : 6th of May, 3rd of March, 1st of March , 6th of April, 7th of May
Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour paper collection – Following papers: Flourishing Garden, Homemade Lemoncurd, Lemon Meringue Pie

Enchant Your Life!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

5 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello, friends! It’s Nancy here, wishing you a warm welcome to the Maja Design Blog. I hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday. I can’t believe it’s the first week of September, with many parts of the world ushering in the first signs of autumn. Mother nature isn’t quite ready for fall in my sub-tropical corner of the world, where she’s gifting us with sunny, hot, and humid days.

The heat draws me to all things cool and refreshing, and once again Maja Design’s gorgeous Coffee in the Arbour collection comes to the rescue. The soft blues and raspberry hues are just what I’m looking for.

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The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. A trio of circles draw the eye across the card. The first is die cut from the center layers and popped up for dimension. The circular resin frame is layered over another die cut circle to the left.

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Handmade and purchased blooms cascade from right to left, accented die cut leaves, glass pearls, and twine bows. The sentiment is hand stamped onto design paper.

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The lower corner to the right features berry vines and ‘Raspberry Lemonade’ from the design paper, which are my inspiration for this card.

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Below is a side view with a peek at the interior of the card.

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Maja Design Papers Used:

Coffee-in-the-Arbour

Other Supplies Used: Natural Twine, Magnolia Leaf and Flower die, Glass Pearls, Prima Resin Frame, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for visiting today. If you’re wondering where these beautiful papers can be found, please check out the STORE FINDER link at the top of the blog. Also, don’t forget to play along with the September Mood Board Challenge for a chance to win an entire set of design papers. I send wishes for all things wonderful and many crafty inspirations!

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Sweet Summertime Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

27 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog on this lovely Tuesday! It’s Nancy on the blog today. How are you doing? How are you filling your summer days? Are you crafting, or maybe gardening, enjoying the seaside, or possibly exploring far away places? We’re blessed to live near the beach, but we’re looking forward to spending some time cooling off in the mountains as well. I’m especially excited about having extra time for creative pursuits.

This card is the result of some happy hours in my craft room. Maja Design’s  Coffee in the Arbor paper collection inspires memories of childhood summers for me, complete with flowers, picket fences, and lemonade stands. I love recalling those carefree days and the idea of getting rich with a lemonade stand, the first form of entrepreneurship for me and my little sister. It involved setting a pretty table in the garden (that was half the fun!), making pitchers of fresh lemonade (with the help of my sweet mom), and selling it for about 10 cents a cup to anyone passing by. The riches we gathered were memories, and those memories are the sweetest treasure of all.

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Layers of design paper are distressed and double stitched to form the base, with bits of pretty lace stitched in as well. Circles are layered, cut in half, and staggered. The sentiment stamp is from my stamping cabinet, and seems perfect for this card.

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The picket fence is from my stash. I’m so happy I rediscovered it amidst the many odds and ends that are patiently waiting to be used. You’ll find a plethora of summer blooms and leaves climbing in and around the fence. A natural twine bow is added for a finishing touch. I love bows!

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Maja Design Papers Used: Coffee-in-the-Arbour

Other Products Used: Paper Flowers, Twine, Wooden Fence, Lace, Red Lead Stamp, Archival Ink, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining me here on the Maja Design Blog! If you’d like to bring any of these papers home, just click on the STORE FINDER tab at the top of the blog. If you haven’t heard the news on social media, Maja Design has released a new collection called Denim and Friends (I’m doing a happy dance here)! Don’t forget to take a peek in the PRODUCTS tab for a first look at these fabulous papers. I send wishes for everything good and wonderful to come your way!

Hugs,

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.